This cool device can be used in many areas. You can connect up to 8 different devices to 8 relays and control them remotely with IR transmitter.
The whole system consist of two parts: IR transmitter and receiver with controlled relays. Transmitter sends RC5 format IR signals modulated to 38kHz carrier. Code is generated by PIC16F630 microcontroller depending on which key is pressed. Receiver also has same PIC16F630 on board which decodes received signal and activates related relay. If you like this project you can build it by yourself as all necessary files are available for download.
Control up to 8 devices with IR remote – [Link]